Below are ten truths, rooted in Scripture, that are unshakably, unwaveringly true about who you are in Christ. At the bottom of the post, you can download a printable version of these truths, so you can print them out and keep them near at hand to remind you of your true identity.
Your phone is buzzing, the dishes are piling, the laundry is yet to be folded, and that stack of papers on the kitchen counter demands to be sorted. The world presses in from every angle, vying for your attention and telling you who you are: “You are unimportant, you are scatter-brained, you are too busy, you are who people say you are, you are lazy, you are only what you do.”
But what if there’s another message you were meant to hear? What if these bombarding thoughts are not representative of who you actually are?
What if the truth Scripture speaks is a better, more true word for your life?
Below are ten truths, rooted in Scripture, that are unshakably, unwaveringly true about who you are in Christ.
While the world will continue to fight to tell you that you are what you do, these truths will remind you that you are who God says you are.
Life is chaotic, yes, but these are the truths you can cling to in the midst of it all. Meditating on these truths and reading the corresponding passages will remind you of who God is, what he has done for you, and who you are in light of his abundant love.
I AM A CHILD OF GOD
By receiving Christ, I have received adoption into the family of God (John 1:12). I have been knit together, carefully crafted in love, and I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14). As His child, I will be kept by Him, and I will be sanctified through and through (1 Thess. 5:23) by whatever means He, in His goodness, sees fit to refine me.
I AM BELOVED
I have been lavished with God’s love and am now called His dearly beloved child (1 John 3:1). He takes great delight in me (Psalm 149:4), He rejoices over me with singing (Zeph. 3:17), and He is enthralled by my beauty (Psalm 45:11). As I commit my ways to Him and trust in Him, He will be faithful to give me the desires of my heart—because as I delight myself in Him, my desires will begin to mirror His own (Psalm 37:4). As His child, my deepest satisfaction is found in delighting in and trusting in Him (Isaiah 58:11).
I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD
I am a part of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession to proclaim His name (1 Peter 2:9-10). I am a co-heir with Christ, and as I share in His sufferings I will also share in His glory (Rom. 8:17). My status of being forever “His” was secured before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), and He is faithful to always hold me fast and keep me to Himself (Psalm 139:10).
I HAVE A PURPOSE
I have been chosen and appointed to go and bear fruit to the world (John 15:16). As an ambassador for Christ, I have been commissioned with the message of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20), to bring the message of His gospel to my neighborhood and to the ends of the earth (Matt. 28:19-20). I have been anointed with the Spirit so that I can share the good news, bind up the broken-hearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and comfort those who mourn (Isaiah 61). He has called me to this righteous purpose and He will work all things out for good (Rom. 8:28).
I AM EQUIPPED
Where I am called by God, I will be equipped by God to achieve His purpose through me (Eph. 2:10). His divine power has given me everything I need and will continue to supply and strengthen me as I serve Him and partake in the divine nature (2 Peter 1:3). The same God who brought Jesus from the dead is the God who will equip me to do His will (Heb. 13:20-21). He supplies me with His Word, which is living and active (2 Tim. 3:16-17), and which does not return void, but always accomplishes its purpose (Isaiah 55:11).
I AM UNITED WITH GOD
Through the Spirit (1 Cor. 6:17) and because of the work of the Son (2 Cor. 5:18), I have been reconciled to God himself and can now experience union and intimacy with Him. I am an essential part of His body, which He deeply loves (1 Cor. 12:27). I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), and as such I can now set my affections on Christ, hiding myself in Him as I abide in Him (Col. 3:1-3). As I come to Him in faith, I will find that He is always enough.
I AM A CHILD OF THE LIGHT
I am a child of the light (Eph. 5:8), created to shine to the world (Phil. 2:15) as a reflection of the Light as I believe in Him (Matthew 5:14-16, John 12:36). I belong to God, not to the darkness of this world (1 Thess. 5:5). But even when I am faced with moments of darkness, I can know that the darkness is not dark to my God (Psalm 139:12), and He will be faithful to light my lamp and to brighten my darkness (Psalm 18:28).
I AM PROTECTED
Because I am a child of God, I will be kept and protected by Him; the evil one cannot harm me (1 John 5:18). Though struggle is guaranteed in this life (Phil. 1:29), I need only approach His throne of grace with confidence and I will be showered with mercy and grace (Heb. 4:16); I will be restored, confirmed, strengthened, and established (1 Peter 5:10). Though my heart and flesh will fail me, He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 75:26).
I WAS CREATED FOR WORSHIP
I was made to bring glory and honor and praise to the name of God, as He alone is worthy of my worship (Psalm 148). I do this when I present myself and my life to Him as a living sacrifice, ready to serve Him and be changed by Him however He sees fit (Rom. 12:1-2). As I open my hands to receive God’s love, blessings, and even sufferings, I can turn it all to thanksgiving and praise, knowing that He is working it all out for my good and His glory (Rom. 8:28).
I AM NOT ALONE
I am in the presence of our good God; He will be with me always (Matt. 28:20, Isaiah 41:10). As I lean on Him He will faithfully guide me (Prov. 3:5-6, Isaiah 42:6) and He Himself will go before me (Deut. 31:8). He is Jehovah-Shalom, the Lord my peace (Eph. 2:14), and He will guard my heart and mind with His peace (John 14:27), which goes beyond understanding (Phil. 4:7). My God is perfect, He is unfailing, and He is with me always. He will not let me go, and He is enough.
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Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I didn’t hear these truths. So important for us to tell ourselves, and our children, these truths. These truths remind us of the real God we serve.